This year, the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop was held in Kigali, Rwanda, and was a project of our partner the VII Academy and PhotoWings. The 7-day workshop set out to inspire and educate future generations of men and women to address important issues through the medium of photography. VII’s Nichole Sobecki, Daniel Schwartz, and Ron Haviv were all part of this year’s event.
Our partner, the VII Academy, is pleased to announce the first class of the Sarajevo seminar for Narrative and Documentary Practice 2019 / 2020 dedicated to young professional photographers from the wider Balkan region. Over a period of nine months, this interdisciplinary seminar will be led by instructors and VII Photo Agency members Dr. Paul Lowe and Ziyah Gafic and will be complemented with a series of sessions by leading journalists, designers, writers, editors, and photographers.
The open call for the seminar starts on July 15, 2019, with a deadline of August 17, 2019. Selected participants will be notified by August 24, 2019. Free to scholarship recipients.
VII is pleased to announce the 25 participants selected for the 2018-19 VII Masterclass in Warsaw.
- Shamsan Anders, Germany
- Katarzyna Bodora, Poland
- Jacob Borden, USA
- Sandra Buschow, Germany
- Krystal Campbell, Canada
- Andrew Cullen, USA
- Mariaelena Di Giovanni, Italy
- Anton Gautama, Indonesia
- Anna Gondek-Grodkiewicz, Poland
- Yulia Grigoryants , France
- Sayan Hazra, India
- Jacek Konieczny, Poland
- Gioia Kuss, USA
- David Latoszewski, USA/Poland
- Giovanni Lo Curto, Italy/Germany
- Mateusz Matuszczak, Poland
- Rashah McChesney, USA
- Robert C Newman, USA
- Ty O’Neil, USA
- Kristi Odom, USA
- Darek Przeczek, Poland
- Clea Rekhou, France/Thailand
- Prin Rodriguez, Peru
- Joshua Sternlicht, USA/Germany
- Michal Zielinski, Poland
The first of three Masterclass sessions began yesterday in Warsaw, led by VII Masters Stefano De Luigi and Maciek Nabrdalik, and tutors Ed Kashi and Maggie Steber.
For more information on VII educational programs, click here.
VII Mentor Program photographer Valentina Sinis’ new story “DollMates” is featured in this week’s newsletter. In “DollMates,” Valentina explores the market and culture surrounding silicone dolls in China.
“The DollMates market in China is segmented into three main groups: those who buy silicone dolls purely for sexual use, those who buy them because they want a life partner – someone to love and take care of without the economic and mental pressure of human-to-human relationships – and those who buy them to dress them up and take pictures for use on social media.”
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